code name verity is all that

by marjorieingall on May 11, 2012

So I’m coming up with a list of future column topics for Tablet, and I can’t remember what I’ve written about and what I haven’t, so I’m googling “Marjorie Ingall” and “Tablet magazine” and “books about death,” and hello, I discover that my review of Code Name Verity¬†for this coming Sunday’s New York Times Book Review is online. You may have gathered from my last few NYTBR reviews that I am a tough room. I am polite (more polite than I am on Goodreads, on my blog or in Tablet, anyway) but I have really only been utterly blown away by one book I’ve reviewed for the Times. Until now.

But don’t just take my word for it. It got starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly, The Horn Book, and I think other places but I am too busy to Google right now because I have to take Maxie to get a haircut and there’s gonna be sobbing and it’s too early to drink. But oh, look, best review of Code Name Verity ever. Just read this one instead of mine. I AM FEELING ALL THE FEELS.

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Eleanor May 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Can’t thank you enough for recommending this book.

Just finished reading it. Twice.

E x

Michael Keating January 27, 2017 at 7:54 am

My 17-year old daughter asked me to read this because it is her favorite book. I don’t read much, and rarely read fiction so I checked out your review before trying to write my own. It was very useful.

I will say that I bet Queenie, being a Scot, would violently object to being accused of crossing the street or doing anything else in a “British” sort of way. Otherwise, great review of a great book.

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